With the rise of troop mockups in recent months, with a particular nod to the amazing troop previews Yonizaf does for those who follow spoilers, I wanted to try and make something that would help more people be able to create troop mockups. Whether it be to help get their new troop idea across or just for laughs, I wanted to make something anyone could use with little to no knowledge of image editing. I present to you…
##The Troop Mockup Creator! (v0.5)
(I might need to work on my naming sense…)
This allows you to choose every aspect of the troop’s stats, from rarity, to Trait icons, to mana colour and cost.
EDIT: Quick tutorial about combining the images of this creator with troop art can be found down below:
You can navigate between the three areas of the troop card using the three buttons at the top.These three areas are the same as what you see in game.
Hitting the Save button will save your troop as a png file in the same directory as the exe. If you don’t give a name, it will default to Screenshot.png Otherwise it will use the name you specify (no need to add .png, that’s done automatically). NOTE: There is NO overwrite warning currently. So if you save with a name that already exists it will overwrite it. Also there is no need to save on each area. Save will export all three into one image for easy posting.
Unfortunately there is currently no way to add your own image for the troop and spell (or add custom trait icons). This is due to a limitation in Unity that, while I can get around, will take me a bit longer to deal with. This is why I’ve posted this as v0.5 as opposed to v1.0. However, the saved image does have transparency in the troop and spell image areas, so it should be easy enough to overlap it on top of another image if you so desire. I do want to add this feature, but it will just take some time.
It should work with most 16:9 resolutions, however you might run into some overlap of the trait icon window, which is why it’s toggled with a button rather than always on. I want to make this better in the future, but I’m still getting my head around the Unity GUI system.
There are a few very minor differences between the images produced with the creator and the troop cards in game (mostly with alignment of text). While these are unintended, I’ve left them in on purpose to help prevent any abuse/trolling of troop creations. If you look close enough you will be able to tell the mockup is fake.
NOTE: SPOILER WARNING for the new kingdom being released this Friday (April 14th). The creator includes the kingdom name and shield (and one other new element). So if you want to stay completely spoiler free, hold off trying this out till after Friday.